Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdjan Djokovic is known to remain in the headlines for expressing his opinion. He often makes controversial remarks, which involves praising his son, Novak Djokovic. Recently, Srdjan lashed out at Wimbledon authorities, as he was not allowed to be present in the stands.
Novak Djokovic, world number one claimed his third successive Grandslam title last month, as he defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets in the final. With his win, he moved onto 20 Grandslam titles, which draws him level with the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
However, Srdjan Djokovic was displeased with the treatment he received from Wimbledon authorities, as he was not allowed to be in stands during his son’s final match against Matteo Berrettini.
Srdjan Djokovic unhappy with the quarantine rules
Srdjan Djokovic stated that both him and his wife wanted to watch Novak in action during his final at Wimbledon. However, quarantine rules prevented them from going to the stadium to witness their son from the player’s box.
He lashed out at the authorities claiming that there were about 15,000-16,000 fans in the stadium, and so that quarantine rules did not make much sense.
“My wife and I wanted to go to Wimbledon, but these horrible people did not let us because we had to go in quarantine for a week, even though the stadium was packed with 15,000, 16,000 people. I will never forget that,” said Srdjan.
Srdjan Djokovic also wanted to go to to the Tokyo Olympics to see Novak in action. However, the last minute decision to hold the Games behind closed doors, meant he could only catch the action from his hometown in Serbia.